"Chaos is not the opposite of rhythm but the milieu of all milieus"
Deleuze & Guattari



Thursday, 22 November 2012

GAETANO PESCE : GENIUS

Remember Gaetano Pesce's Montanara sofa? Here it is again. Isn't it the best piece of furniture you have ever seen?

And now he's done these:

Six Tables on Water highlight our injured waterscapes using the mind-expanding digital/natural aesthetic that defined the dawn of the 21st century - Google Earth style. It looks almost as good in sculpted resin as it does on screen.

Here are some highlights from an interview with Gaetano in the exhibition catalogue for the current show at David Gill in Mayfair (open until 22nd December, then at Design Miami):

'Colour is an element which helps us to think positively, it is able to transmit feelings that are related to joy and pleasure, happiness and energy, sensuality… an interior without colour is depressing, but if you have a dialogue with different colours you have a dynamic space.'
'Design is not the decorative expression that we thought and instead is a very deep and complex language which is a commentary on reality, meaningful and philosophical: that is what art is. A practical art - but wasn't art always practical?'

'Let's talk about an art which is related to our time, which is not romantic at all… materials, marketing, advertising… these are all things of our time and all these together are related to design, a discipline which has a strong power of communication: it speaks to everybody.

'People have the right to be different, democracy protects difference. At a certain point I started thinking about why objects have all to be the same. Humans are full of imperfections. Each one of us works, lives or thinks in his or her own way. I asked myself - why not objects as well? Maybe this was a third industrial revolution, because what could the next industrial revolution be, if not about the profound nature of objects?' 

See my LSN story on the same here.